GRUMMAN JF / J2F DUCK

DUCK SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp, Farmingdale, Long Is., New York, USA
(In 1937, became The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp., Bethpage, Long Is.,
New York, USA)
Models: G-7, G-9, G-10, G-15, G-20, G-42
Designations: JF; J2F; JL, OA-12, A-12
Name: Duck
First official flight: (XJF-1) 24/04/1933
(J2F-1) 03/04/1936
Factory production period: 1932 - 1945
Primary service period: 1934 - 1945
Last official flight: ?

DUCK VARIANTS

1933 Model G-7 XJF-1 1  
1934 Model G-7 JF-1 27  
1934 Model G-9 JF-2 15  
1935 Model G-10 JF-3 5 Total: 048
         
1936 Model G-15 J2F-1 37  
1938 Model G-15 J2F-2 30  
1939 Model G-15 J2F-3 20  
1939 Model G-15 J2F-4 36  
1941 Model G-15 J2F-5 144  
1942 Model G-15 J2F-6 330 Total: 597

Grand Total: 645

1946 Model G-42 XJL-1 2 Grand Total: 002

DUCK PRODUCTION

XJF-1
Prototype single-engined, tandem
2-seater, amphibious utility biplane
for US Navy.
Produced 1932 - 1933

Grumman Farmingdale, New York (F)

BuNo.9218 103 1 Total: 001

JF-1
As XJF-1, engine upgrade.
2 delivered to USMC.
Produced 1934

Grumman Farmingdale, New York (F)

BuNo.9434 / 9455 132 / 153    
BuNo.9523 / 9527 197 / 201 27 Total: 027

JF-2
As JF-1, version for USCG,
engine upgrade.
Produced 1934 - 1935

Grumman Farmingdale, New York (F)

(USCG) 161 / 169 188 / 196    
(USCG) 170 / 175 263 / 268 15 Total: 015
14 later re-serialled V135 / V148.
4 to USN as BuNo. 0266, 00371,
00372, 01647.

JF-3
As JF-2, version for US Navy
and USMC, engine upgrade.
Produced 1935

Grumman Farmingdale, New York (F)

BuNo.9835 / 9839 258 / 262 5 Total: 005

J2F-1
As JF-3, minor design changes,
engine upgrade for US Navy.
Produced 1936 - 1937

Grumman Farmingdale, New York (F)

BuNo.0162 / 0190 325 / 353 29  
(Argentina) M-O-1 / M-O-8
- Designated as Model G-20.
357 / 364 8 Total: 037

J2F-2
As J2F-1, armed version for USN
and USMC, engine upgrade.
Produced 1938

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.0780 / 0794 448 / 462    
BuNo.1195 / 1209 463 / 477 30 Total: 030

J2F-3
As J2F-2, VIP version for US Navy,
engine upgrade.
Produced 1938 - 1939

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.1568 / 1587 506 / 525 20 Total: 020

J2F-4
As J2F-3, engine upgrade, target
towing gear. 1 later to USMC,
1 to USCG as V1640.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.1639 / 1670 526 / 557 32  
(Argentina) 0090 / 0093
- Designated as Model G-15.
612 / 615 4 Total: 036

J2F-5
As J2F-4, engine upgrade.
Produced 1941 - 1942

Grumman Bethpage, New York (F)

BuNo.00659 / 00802 2335 / 2478 144 Total: 144

J2F-6
As J2F-5, engine / armament upgrade,
gun armament deleted. Factory designation
should be (L) but (F) was retained.
Produced 1942 - 1945

Columbia (Aircraft Corp.) Valley Stream, New York (F)

BuNo.32637 / 32786 unknown    
BuNo.33535 / 33614 unknown    
BuNo.36935 / 37034 unknown 330 Total: 330

 

Grand Total: 645

XJL-1
As J2F-6, prototype monoplane version,
engine, u/c, tail upgrade, minor changes.
Produced 1946

Columbia (Aircraft Corp.) Valley Stream, New York (L)

BuNo.31399, 31400 unknown 2 Grand Total: 002

DUCK CONVERSIONS

US Navy / USMC

J2F-1A 1 J2F-1(0162), 1936, conversion with full span flaps on upper wings.
J2F-2A 9 J2F-2(1198 / 1206), 1939, modified version for USMC patrols.

USAAF / USAF

OA-12 1 J2F-5(00660), 1942-1945, transfer to USAAF. Assigned s/n: 42-7771.
A-12 5 J2F-5, 1948, USAF SAR conversions for Alaska. Original designation
was OA-12A. Assigned s/n: 48-563 / 48-567.
A-12A 3 J2F-6, 1948, USAF export sales to Colombia. Original designation was
OA-12B. Assigned s/n: 48-1373 / 48-1375.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Grumman Duck amphibians in military service with the armed forces of
   Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
 - Many sold on the civil market to private owners as Warbirds.

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